The Vision

A holistically healthy urban environment for all residents of eThekwini, radiating outwards from the FMPZ

Rooftop Garden

The PZ rooftop garden incorporates indigenous succulents, landscaped gardens, food landscaping, and vegetable and herb tunnels

Public Safety

Security is handled together with SAPS & Metro Police

PZ HELP DESK – 031 368 2599

Available 24/7 to all individuals, businesses and stakeholders within the city

19th Sep

Sesiphapheme Grows a Healthy Crop with the help of the Tsebo Group

by Nonhlanhla Nyandeni  

19th Sep
Cat made out of stones

The Rooftop Garden takes on a new Slant

Visitors to the rooftop have been inspired by Sylvia’s use of recycled materials to create features in the garden.   Old boots have been used as planters, stones have been used to create a resident cat and a disused fire hydrant takes pride of place under the painted wall. Sylvia’s motto is “Attention to Detail” with […]

16th Sep
Priority Zone Street Cleaner

Drake & Scull’s Priority Zone Contract to End

Drake & Scull has been given notice of the termination of the Priority Zone contract with effect 1 November 2013.  Wendy Gibson-Taylor, Drake & Scull Snr Facilities Manager at the Priority Zone, said this morning “The eThekweni Architectural Department made a positive difference to the city over the past 4 years through the implementation of […]

13th Sep

SALI inspires Members with Gardens By the Bay Presentation

A British firm, Grant Associates, won the international design competition and were appointed to design the first of the three gardens.  In their design they incorporated the features of the national flower. A fascinating design element is that the services for the gardens, such as the air conditioning systems, are all hidden inside the flower […]

10th Sep
Durban City Hall

It’s confirmed : Durban is South African’s friendliest City

In today’s globalised world, every city must compete with every other city for its share of the world’s tourists, investors, talent, cultural exchange, business visitors and events.  This is why it is vital that City Managers manage the perceptions of their cities. This year, Cape Town placed 42nd and fared best among the South African […]

06th Sep
Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson exclaiming over the vegetables in the rooftop garden

Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson launches national Arbor Week at the Priority Zone

    In the official invitation to the launch, Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson highlighted that the Priority Zone Rooftop Garden is a social project established to address greening and issues of food security in areas where there is no space to establish gardens in the city centres.  The gardens were established using recycled products, including old […]

03rd Sep
Priority Zone Tree Planting

PZ gets down to Business during Arbor Week 2013

Each year certain trees are chosen by the Department of Forestry to be promoted during Arbor Week.  This year the Trees of the Year include the Cross-Berry or Kruisbessie (Grewia occidentalis) which is most suited to our warm, moist, sub-tropical KZN climate.  Because the Cross-Berry does not have an aggressive root system, it is also […]

27th Aug
Priority Zone Walkabout

All in a day’s work for the PZ Quality Controllers

report by Siyabonga Ndlela.   The below photo on the left shows an area of grassed lawn at the new central market.  After constant walkabouts in the area, the PZ Quality Controller noticed that the grass is being damaged due to it being a high traffic thoroughfare.   The PZ Quality Controller then suggested to ETM […]

22nd Aug
Representatives from Asiya eTafuleni, Impumelelo, Unisa's Bright Site project, Imagine Durban and eThekwini Economic Development meet together on the Priority Zone rooftop

Asiye Etafuleni are considered for Impumelelo Innovations Award

Asiye Etafuleni (AeT) recently submitted their Cardboard Recycling Project into the Impumelelo Innovations Awards, a competitive grant that rewards projects that demonstrate good practice in public/private partnerships.  AeT made it into the evaluation round and met with Sonja Pithey, an Evaluator for Impumelelo together with representatives from City line-departments, the Bright Site Project and Priority […]

21st Aug
Storm Drain Repaired through Priority Zone intervention

Priority Zone works with eThekwini Line Departments to get the job done

report by Althea Bantam

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